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Thriving Futures Educator Recognition Program

Earn financial incentives as you improve your professional practice as a Qualified Educator!

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Thriving Futures Educator Recognition Program

Educators taking part in the Educator Recognition Program have the opportunity to upskill themselves through free professional development, scholarships and ongoing mentoring.

Most of the professional development and mentoring is offered during work hours and doesn’t need extra time at home.

Not only will you get to improve your professional practice as a Qualified Educator, but you get paid extra to do it!

Receive quarterly wage supplements

LevelCriteriaCPD CommitmentWage Supplement
Entry Level
  • Entry level to ECEC
    Certificate III
  • Limited Experience
8 hours per quarter $1,325 quarterly
$5,300 per annum
Experienced Level
  • Certificate III to ECEC
    Diploma
  • 3 years experience
10 hours per quarter $2,824 quarterly
$9,936 per annum
Advanced Level
  • Diploma to ECE University Degree
  • Extensive experience
12 hours per quarter $3,147 quarterly
$12,588 per annum
ProgramCriteria
Entry Level
  • Entry level to ECEC
    Certificate III
  • Limited Experience
Experienced Level
  • Certificate III to ECEC
    Diploma
  • 3 years experience
Advanced Level
  • Diploma to ECE University Degree
  • Extensive experience
ProgramCPD Commitment
Entry Level 8 hours per quarter
Experienced Level10 hours per quarter
Advanced Level12 hours per quarter
ProgramWage Supplement
Entry Level $1,325 quarterly
$5,300 per annum
Experienced Level$2,824 quarterly
$9,936 per annum
Advanced Level$3,147 quarterly
$12,588 per annum

Earn financial incentives to improve formal qualifications

QualificationsIncentive
Entry level to ECEC Certificate III $1,500
ECEC Certificate III to ECEC Diploma $3,000
ECEC Diploma to ECE University Degree $5,000
ProgramIncentive
Entry level to ECEC Certificate III$1,500
ECEC Certificate III to ECEC Diploma$3,000
ECEC Diploma to ECE University Degree$5,000

Why have an Educator Recognition Program?

The Educator Recognition Program (ERP) is designed to improve the professional recognition of the Early Childhood Education and Care workforce entrusted to care for our children.

Chronic shortages of ECEC places throughout Western Australia continue to impact many working families. The reason for the shortage of places is caused by a shortage of Educators.

By retaining staff with increased wages and investing in training and upskilling teams, we can help fix the issue.

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Testimonials

Meet our candidate

Nirasha joined Thriving Futures just 3 months after the program kicked off in 2020 and we recently celebrated her completing her Cert III in Early Childhood Education and Care!

“It is a rewarding experience watching children grow and develop the skills that they will use throughout their lifetime.”